Tuition Refund/Adjustment

It is the student's responsibility, not the instructor's, to ensure that the University Withdrawal or Leave of Absence Form has been completed and submitted to the home academic department. Non-attendance does not constitute an official withdrawal. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal with refund/tuition adjustment during the term:

Full Tuition Refund/Adjustment

  • Active military service: Students who withdraw to enter military service prior to the end of the term are eligible for a 100% adjustment of tuition and adjustable fees for courses not completed. Documentation of such military services must be provided from the appropriate military official.
  • Academic reasons: Students sometime register before grades from the previous term are available. If such a student later finds that he/she is subject to academic suspension, or has failed prerequisites, the student will be given a full tuition adjustment upon withdrawal.

Partial Tuition Refund/Adjustment

The student must Officially Withdraw from all courses or take a leave of absence from the University, in order to be eligible for a partial tuition adjustment. A partial tuition adjustment will be made during a term, in accordance with the schedule shown below, if withdrawal/leave of absence is necessitated for one of the following reasons:

  • Illness, certified by the attending physician, causing excessive absence from classes
  • Withdrawal for academic reasons at the request of the University during a term
  • Transfer by employer, making class attendance impossible
  • Withdrawal for academic or personal reasons at the request of the student, approved by the student's advisor or department representative, and Student Financial Services

Tuition Refund/Adjustment Schedules

Last Date of Attendance Tuition, Required Fees, Housing*, and Dining** Adjustment
Prior to the start of classes 100%
Week 1 (May 12 - May 19) 100%
Week 2 (May 20 - May 26) 75%
Week 3 (May 27 - June 03) 50%
Week 4 (June 04 - June 10) 25%
After week 4 (after June 10) 0%

*Housing refund is based on check-out/key return date. Cancellation or termination fee may also apply. See RIT Housing terms and conditions.
**Dining refund is adjusted based on meal plan usage and dining dollars spent. Purchases my be subject to additional New York State tax charges. See RIT Dining terms and conditions.

Last Date of Attendance Tuition and Required Fees Adjustment
Prior to the start of classes 100%
May 12 - May 16 100%
May 17 - May 23 75%
May 24 - May 31 50%
June 01 - June 07 25%
After June 07 0%
Last Date of Attendance Tuition and Required Fees Adjustment
Prior to the start of classes 100%
May 12 - May 16 100%
May 17 - May 23 75%
May 24 - May 31 50%
June 01 - June 07 25%
After June 07 0%
Last Date of Attendance Tuition and Required Fees Adjustment
Prior to the start of classes 100%
June 27 - June 29 100%
June 30 - July 07 75%
July 08 - July 14 50%
July 15 - July 21 25%
After July 21 0%
Last Date of Attendance Tuition, Required Fees, Housing*, and Dining** Adjustment
Prior to the start of classes 100%
Week 1 (August 22 - August 29) 100%
Week 2 (August 30 - September 06) 75%
Week 3 (September 07 - September 13) 50%
Week 4 (September 14 - September 20) 25%
After week 4 (after September 20) 0%

*Housing refund is based on check-out/key return date. Cancellation or termination fee may also apply. See RIT Housing terms and conditions.
**Dining refund is adjusted based on meal plan usage and dining dollars spent. Purchases my be subject to additional New York State tax charges. See RIT Dining terms and conditions.

Last Date of Attendance Tuition and Required Fees Adjustment
Prior to the start of classes 100%
August 22 - August 24 100%
August 25 - August 31 75%
September 01 - September 08 50%
September 09 - September 15 25%
After September 15 0%
Last Date of Attendance Tuition and Required Fees Adjustment
Prior to the start of classes 100%
October 17 - October 19 100%
October 20 - October 26 75%
October 27 - November 02 50%
November 03 - November 09 25%
After November 09 0%
Last Date of Attendance Tuition, Required Fees, Housing*, and Dining** Adjustment
Prior to the start of classes 100%
Week 1 (January 17 - January 24) 100%
Week 2 (January 25 - January 31) 75%
Week 3 (February 01 - February 07) 50%
Week 4 (February 08 - February 14) 25%
After week 4 (after February 14) 0%

*Housing refund is based on check-out/key return date. Cancellation or termination fee may also apply. See RIT Housing terms and conditions.
**Dining refund is adjusted based on meal plan usage and dining dollars spent. Purchases my be subject to additional New York State tax charges. See RIT Dining terms and conditions.

Last Date of Attendance Tuition and Required Fees Adjustment
Prior to the start of classes 100%
January 17 - January 19 100%
January 20 - January 26 75%
January 27 - February 02 50%
February 03 - February 09 25%
After February 09 0%
Last Date of Attendance Tuition and Required Fees Adjustment
Prior to the start of classes 100%
March 06 - March 08 100%
March 09 - March 15 75%
March 16 - March 22 50%
March 23 - March 29 25%
After March 29 0%
Exceptions to the above tuition refund/adjustment schedule

RIT Online students from the State of Maryland
Military Tuition Assistance

Any student who intentionally defrauds or attempts to defraud the University of tuition, fees, or other charges; or who gives false information in order to obtain financial aid is subject to legal liability, prosecution and University disciplinary action.

Military Tuition Assistance

RIT administers Military Tuition Assistance in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the DoD TA Program MOU. Unearned tuition assistance (TA) funds are returned on a proportional basis through at least the 60 percent portion of the period for which the funds were provided. When a Service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, RIT will work with the affected Service member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned portion.

RIT Online Students from the State of Maryland

Proportion of Total Course, Program or Term Completed as of Date of Withdrawal or Termination Tuition Refund
Less than 10% 90% refund
10% up to but not including 20% 80% refund
20% up to but not including 30% 60% refund
30% up to but not including 40% 40% refund
40% up to but not including 60% 20% refund
More than 60% No refund